In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, August, 2020

Sacked UNILAG VC Ogundipe Withdraws Go well with In opposition to Babalakin, Others

Sacked UNILAG VC Ogundipe Withdraws Suit Against Babalakin, Others

Toyin Ogundipe

Prof. Toyin Ogundipe

Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, the sacked Vice-Chancellor of the College of Lagos, has dropped a lawsuit he filed on the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom to problem his sacking by the varsity’s Governing Council.

The swimsuit, marked NICN/LA/278/2020, had as defendants: UNILAG; the varsity’s Council; its Senate; Professional-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN); Registrar, Oladejo Azeez; and Prof. Theophilus Soyombo, who was appointed appearing VC within the wake of Ogundipe’s controversial sacking.

Ogundipe had filed an ex parte software, which was pending for listening to earlier than the court docket.

However his legal professionals, Messrs Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) approached the court docket on Friday with an software to discontinue the case.

The Discover of Discontinuance, filed pursuant to Order 61(1)(1) of the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom of Nigeria (Civil Process) 2017, merely learn, “Take Discover that the claimant doth hereby wholly discontinue this swimsuit towards the 1st-Sixth defendants.”

Nonetheless, in an announcement, titled, “Courtroom didn’t refuse Prof. Ogundipe’s case,” Adegboruwa defined that the embattled VC took the choice to drop the swimsuit “upon detailed session with all stakeholders and his supporters in and out of doors the College.”

Adegboruwa mentioned, “Prof. Ogundipe directed his legal professionals to file a discover of discontinuance of the swimsuit and this has been performed on August 21, 2020.

“That is to defer to the authority of the President because the Customer of the College as Prof. Ogundipe has sufficient time to problem his purported removing.”

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